Orthodoxy and The Environment

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew IEverything that lives and breathes is sacred and beautiful in the eyes of God. The whole world is a sacrament. The entire created cosmos is a burning bush of God’s uncreated energies. And humankind stands as a priest before the altar of creation, as microcosm and mediator. Such is the true nature of things; or, as an Orthodox hymn describes it, “the truth of things,” if only we have the eyes of faith to see it.  -   Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I


 

The Green Patriarch

The Ecumenical Patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church is a prominent leader in the environmental movement. Learn why Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is refered to as "The Green Patriarch"

Patriarchal Addresses

Read addresses by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the environment.

Common Declarations

Read common declarations on the environment by the Orthodox Church and other faiths.

Ecological Symposia

Learn more about the world-wide ecological symposia sponsored by the The Ecumenical Patriarchate.

 

 

 

 

Documents

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JOINT INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION FOR THE THEOLOGICAL DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE ORTHODOX CHURCH

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The thirteenth meeting of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church was held from 15 to 23 September 2014 in Amman, Jordan, a city with a long history related to the roots of Christianity. The meeting was generously and fraternally hosted by His Beatitude Theophilos III, Patriarch of Jerusalem. Read more...

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